Melampodium leucanthum
Common Name Blackfoot Daisy, Plains Daisy, Rock Daisy, Desert Daisy
Latin Name Melampodium leucanthum
Native Habitat 2,000 to 5,000 feet, California to Kansas, south to Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Moderate watering, drought tolerant
Height X Width Maximum 1 foot X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver, grayish color
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Moonlight, Songbird, Sonoran, Butterfly
Ornamental Value White flowers later winter to mid-summer
Nature Value Used by bees and butterflies
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=mele2
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/259/
    Images and data http://www.taunton.com/finegardening/plantguide/melampodium-leucanthum-blackfoot-daisy.aspx
    Images and data http://thedesertgarden.com/2008/04/plant-to-ponder-blackfoot-daisy.html
    Images and data http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/melampodium_leucanthum.html
    Images and data http://www.kswildflower.org/details.php?flowerID=372
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=10969
    Images and data http://palodurocanyon.org/blackfootdaisy.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melampodium
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM01435&sp=Melampodium%20leucanthum
    Images and data http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=2385
    Seeds http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1139
    Nursery http://mynurserydirect.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=36&typeID=9
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MELE2
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